The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute has produced a new analysis of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, and explores New Hampshire’s effectiveness in enrolling beneficiaries in the program compared to neighboring states. The program supports the nutritional needs of individuals and families facing economic hardships and limited incomes. In […]
The Monadnock Region Food Access Analysis provides a comprehensive analysis of assets and gaps in children’s and families’ food security programs in the Monadnock Region. The analysis was conducted by Southwest Region Planning Commission during the spring of 2021 on behalf of the Monadnock Children’s Food Access Alliance (Alliance). A newly published report includes the […]
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, independent grocers in the Northeast were forced to adapt their businesses seemingly overnight. Simultaneously, food insecure shoppers faced increasing challenges to feeding their families. As founder and CEO at Fair Food Network Oran Hesterman wrote in his May 2020 op-ed, “This pandemic is giving […]
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In its Spring grant round the Foundation awarded six organizations support totaling $210,000. Recipients included: Amoskeag Health, Manchester – $60,000 over three years to combine home visiting with increased access to food through awareness of federally funded nutrition programs and cooking classes. Granite United Way – $20,000 for SNAP enrollment training for agency staff in […]
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Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this TED Talk, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the […]
The recording of Preparing for the Child Health Surge, the Pandemic’s Effect on the Well-Being of Children is available HERE.
The Foundation and other private funders recently launched a pilot project to expand outreach to those who might be eligible to enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly known as food stamps). The campaign was developed and implemented in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services and run by Fair […]
Free, virtual event, May 26, 2021 // THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON THE WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN While the pandemic has affected our society at all levels, what are the short and long-term effects of social isolation and household financial stress on young children expected to be? And how might we strategize now to help children and […]